HARTFORD, CT (August 12, 2016) — On July 27, Carolyn Boucher, Group Rooms Coordinator and Duane Schroder, General Manager of the Marriott Hartford Downtown, participated in the Shatterproof Challenge. The challenge required participants to raise money for the chance to rappel down the 22-story Hilton Hartford in Connecticut. The money raised by Boucher and Schroder added to the more than $250,000 that was raised at the event. Waterford Group Charitable Foundation, an extension of one of the nation’s top hotel and convention center management companies, Waterford Hotel Group, co-partnered with Shatterproof for the third year on the Hartford challenge. Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting children from developing addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease.
“It was a great honor to be able to participate in the Shatterproof Challenge Hartford this year,” said Duane Schroder. “I was proud to join Carolyn and do our part in rappelling down the 22 stories while raising awareness and funds for this very worthy cause.”
A total of more than 160 individuals accepted the Shatterproof Challenge and rappelled down the Hilton Hartford. The event, in addition to raising vital funds to prevent and treat addiction, rose awareness to breakdown the stigma about the disease. The Shatterproof Challenge is currently supporting key addiction policy initiatives at the federal and state levels and educating Americans through events, public service announcements and digital and social media.
About Marriott Hartford Downtown
Located in the Front Street Entertainment District, the Marriott Hartford Downtown overlooks the Connecticut River and is interconnected with the Connecticut Convention Center. Attracting business and leisure travelers alike since 2005, this 409 room upscale hotel is AAA rated with four Diamonds. The hotel also features Vivo Seasonal Trattoria and Starbucks® Coffee House. Local Hartford attractions within walking distance include Infinity Hall, Spotlight Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum, The Bushnell for Performing Arts, Old State House, and the State Capital Building. The Connecticut Science Center, an interactive educational science museum for adults and children, is adjacent to the hotel. To book a reservation, or for more information, please call 860-249-8000 or visit the website at www.hartfordmarriott.com.
Shatterproof is a national non-profit dedicated to reducing the devastation that addiction to prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and alcohol cause to families, and ending the stigma of those affected by this disease. Shatterproof provides information and resources for those living with addiction and their families, enabling powerful new evidence-based approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery, and takes the issue to the steps of Capitol Hill.
About Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
In 2006, Waterford Group and its affiliates formed the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation, a registered 501c3 nonprofit, which supports the communities in which their associates live and work. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of others through monetary and gift-in-kind donations, as well as volunteering at various events. Waterford associates donate to the Foundation through voluntary payroll contributions, as well as participate in numerous fundraising events each year. This allows the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation to support many charitable causes, both on a national and regional level.